Supplier Performance and Development Engineer

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At Collins Aerospace, we work side-by-side with our customers to tackle the toughest challenges in aerospace and defense. We’re combining boundless imagination with a broad portfolio and an unmatched dedication to customers – all to make the skies and spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever. We are redefining aerospace.

Performance improvement:

  • Improve overall performance of attributed key suppliers using Collins continuous improvement program and tools.
  • Drive thorough supplier Quality investigations through a zero defect mind-set enabling mistake proofed and read across corrective actions for direct, non-detection and systemic causes.
  • Learn and deploy Zero Defect Plan methodology at suppliers to identify additional opportunities to prevent future escapes.
  • Learn and implement Quality Clinic system at suppliers to support efficient sub-tier, internal and external escapes resolution
  • Assess and risk mitigate supplier capacity readiness by understanding Collins program needs, engaging key stakeholders, performing assessment, establishing and tracking action plan.
  • Identify supplier’s necessary lean transformation activities such as VSM, Kaizen, Set-up Reduction, etc. and train and support them accordingly.
  • Perform Manufacturing Process Reviews with cross functional team to risk mitigate processes and validate conformity to requirements.
  • Comprehend complex issues and overcome them through structured tactical and strategic activities
  • Go beyond own pre-determined responsibilities whenever required by the Business environment


  • Lead periodic performance reviews at suppliers for the purpose of driving down escapes, PPM, and overdue deliveries.
  • Manage supplier relationship to gain and maintain appropriate level of engagement.
  • Ensure coordination with other Collins functions such as Quality representatives, Manufacturing Engineers, Transition Managers, etc.
  • Communicate continuously on various activities through clear and concise materials (mails, PPTs, etc.)
  • Lead or contribute to various executive level presentations

Tagged as: supplier quality control

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